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Slow Start Dooms Women’s Basketball in 61-38 Loss to RIC

Slow Start Dooms Women’s Basketball in 61-38 Loss to RIC

PROVIDENCE, RI – Visiting Rhode Island College's hot start from behind the three-point line was too much for the Johnson & Wales University women's basketball team to overcome. The Wildcats lost a 61-38 decision to the crosstown rival Anchorwomen on Tuesday.

Rhode Island College: 8-3
Johnson & Wales: 1-10

Statistical Leaders:
Dede Stevenson (JWU): 12 points
Marissa Cottrell (JWU): 8 points
Brooke Young (RIC): 13 points

Of Note:
The Anchorwomen outscored the Wildcats, 22-10, in the opening 10 minutes thanks to four three-pointers. RIC would only make three more three-pointers the rest of the evening.

Rhode Island College gave the Wildcats fits on the offensive end of the floor, holding the hosts to 32.7 percent shooting and zero three-pointers.

The visitors doubled up JWU on the glass with a 49-21 rebounding advantage that led to 21 second-chance points.

Topping the Wildcats was Dede Stevenson with 12 points. Marissa Cottrell was next at eight points.

Leading all players was RIC's Brooke Young with a baker's dozen. Willcia McBorrough chipped in 11.

Up Next:
The Wildcats are off until after the New Year when they travel to Eastern Connecticut State for a  6 p.m. tipoff on January 2.